Rod Stewart has remained relevant in the music industry for years and is known for his songs, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" and "I Don't Want To Talk About It." However, his job as a father and grandfather supersedes all. Let's meet his only grandchild, Delilah.
British Rock and Pop Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer Rod Stewart is one man who has inspired lots of people with his immense talent in the music industry.
Today, the star is celebrating his 77th birthday anniversary, and he has a lot to be grateful for. As he marks a new milestone, he not only celebrates his birthday but numerous achievements, including a stellar career and a beautiful family.
Picture of Rod Stewart [left]. Photo of Rod Stewart's daughter Kimberly and his granddaughter [right] | Photo: instagram.com/thekimberlystewart Getty Images
At 77, the record producer is a doting father to eight children — Sean, Kimberly, Ruby, Alastair Wallace, Renee, Sarah, Aiden Patrick, and Liam.
ROD STEWART AS A FATHER
Despite having many children, Stewart has learned to show equal love and choose parenting styles suitable to each child.
The pop singer shares his first child and daughter Sarah, 58, with his ex-girlfriend, Sussanah Boffey. He welcomed his daughter Kimberly, 52, with his former wife, Alana.
Kimberly Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Rod Stewart, Sean Stewart, and Guest at Jimmy Choo Serpentine Gallery Summer Party | Photo: Getty Images
Stewart shared Ruby, 34, with his former partner, Kelly Emberg, and co-parents Renee, 27, and Liam, 27, with his ex-wife Rachel Hunter. As for his last two, Alastair Wallace and Aiden, they are co-parented by the singing icon and his wife, Penny Lancaster.
Time and again, Stewart has spoken candidly about how he manages to be a great father to all his children. During an interview with People in November 2021, the father of eight revealed that he has to be a different father to his kids due to their age groups. He added:
"You really have to treat all of them as individuals with individual problems."
Although the songwriter is close to his children, he shares a special relationship with his second child, Kimberly — the mother of his only grandchild, Delilah.
Kimberly welcomed her bundle of joy with actor Benicio Del Toro in 2011. The proud grandfather was at his daughter's side when she gave birth and enjoyed every bit of it.
Apart from Stewart, the singer revealed that the rest of Kimberly's siblings were present at the hospital to help her out. More than anything, Stewart is pumped to be a grandfather, and he always sings the praises of his granddaughter.
KIMBERLY AND BENICIO DEL TORO'S THOUGHTS ON THEIR DAUGHTER
Since her arrival, Delilah has been a source of joy and inspiration to everyone around her, especially her parents. Numerous times, the girl's father has spoken candidly about the influence of his daughter over his life.
In 2018, the Puerto Rico native sat down with US Weekly and revealed that Delilah had sharpened his negotiating skills.
According to Benicio Del Toro, he has learned the importance of compromise. In addition, the actor has mastered the art of keeping calm and maintaining his cool even when his daughter is being dramatic.
Despite her age, Delilah has developed a keen interest in show business. From fashion to acting and singing, the child has proven to embody talent.
In 2015, Kimberly relayed to News.com that her daughter was very opinionated, especially in issues regarding fashion. According to the woman, Delilah would look at her sometimes and spot the error in her outfit.
INSIDE DELILAH'S INTEREST IN MUSIC
Delilah has learned much about the music industry as the granddaughter of a renowned singer and songwriter. She has a great passion for the craft and often attends musical festivals and concerts.
In 2018, Kimberly and Delilah attended the Hollywood Bowl, and the former shared a snap from the event on Instagram.
The picture featured Stewart in the background, giving a stellar performance on stage. In another post, Kimberly shared a video of her little girl performing on stage.
In the video shared on Instagram, Delilah donned a white gown and dished out dance along with the music playing in the background. She performed on the stage alongside other kids with talent and elegance. Kimberly added the caption, "Get it, girl, ❤."
Apart from being a fantastic singer and dancer, the little girl has taken her interest in music further by learning to play musical instruments.
Delilah had been spotted handling a violin and sitting beautifully on a drum set in videos uploaded on her mother's social media page. With help, support, and guidance from her family, Delilah is set to achieve greater heights than her parents and grandparents ever did.
OTHER FACTS ABOUT ROD STEWART
Due to his achievements, Stewart is no stranger to the spotlight. However, there are a few facts about him that his fans are oblivious to. For example, the record producer is the youngest of five children born in 1945 during World War II.
In addition, Stewart has an estimated net worth of over $250 million. Such high net worth is due to the sale of over 30 solo studio albums, numerous live performances, and other jobs throughout his career.
Today, Stewart is reaping the fruits of his hard work. However, he has had his fair share of struggles.
Before his rise to stardom, the singer did several menial jobs, including working in the family shop, at a cemetery, as a silkscreen painter, and as a newspaper delivery boy.
Despite all his challenges, it is great to see that Stewart is very successful and has the love and support of his family. The singer also loves being healthy.
During an interview, he explained that he often kept fit, and after engaging in sports activities like playing football, swimming, or cycling, he would hop into the shower.
Stewart's fitness routine appears to be the reason for his good looks even at an advanced age. At 77, the star still looks excellent and has no intentions of leaving the music industry. His fans, friends, and family await more hits from the icon.